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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

2018 Winter Olympic Games NBC Schedule: February 13

NBC Highlights: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Speed Skating: Men’s 1500m Gold Medal Final
In speed skating, the men’s 1500m features American Joey Mantia and four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis, who took silver at this distance in 2006 and 2010

Luge: Women’s Singles Gold Medal Final Runs
Team USA’s Erin Hamlin, the 2014 bronze medalist, looks to again disrupt the German hegemony in women’s luge.

Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s and Women’s Individual Sprint Gold Medal Finals
Coverage also includes cross-country (men’s and women’s individual sprint events).

NBC Highlights: 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Figure Skating: Pairs’ Short Program (LIVE)
Coverage features the pairs’ short program, where Team USA is represented by the husband-and-wife duo of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim.

Alpine Skiing: Women’s Slalom, First Run (LIVE)
Multi-medal threat Mikaela Shiffrin, who in 2014 became the youngest-ever Olympic slalom champion, begins her title defense as the heavy favorite (run 1 of 2).

Snowboarding: Men’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
American Shaun White targets a third Olympic halfpipe gold against a field that also features Ben Ferguson and Australia’s Scotty James.

NBC Highlights: 12:05 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Alpine Skiing: Women’s Slalom, Gold Medal Final Run (LIVE)
Alpine coverage includes U.S. sensation Mikaela Shiffrin’s attempt to become the first back-to-back Olympic champion in women’s slalom (run 2 of 2).

Short Track: Gold Medal Final
Short track-power South Korea could celebrate gold in the women’s 500m, where Choi Min-Jeong is among the favorites, with 18-year-old upstart Maame Biney of Virginia an outside contender. Short Track action also includes qualifying in the men’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay.

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